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For many, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer — a day for parties, going to the beach and cookouts. For others, it’s a day for sales and back-to-school shopping. But for working people …

U.S. sliding into authoritarian rule

The January 6th House Committee investigations this summer have delivered compelling evidence of an attempted coup by then-President Donald Trump. These revelations add the U.S. to the list of failed …

Traitor Joe’s

What's with the play on words? What treachery could a grocery chain be guilty of: bar code mischief? No, prices are fair and reasonable. But they may have betrayed the principle of labor relations …

The Democrats are riding the much celebrated Inflation Reduction Act all the way to the midterms. But scratch below the surface and the law doesn’t live up to the hype.We hear that the IRA is the …

Chipotle gets grilled

With sincere corporate modesty and prodigious gall, Chipotle Mexican Grill proclaims its mission to "cultivate a better world" and affirms it "is more concerned about creating lasting connections …

STAT! Pay EMTs what they deserve

What's the loudest sound in New York City? It's the bang for the buck we get from our EMTs. Their value is stupendously high but their salaries are appallingly low. The budgetary hyenas chatter about …

The Ancient Mariner's contract

The Staten Island ferry workers labor dispute, which has been under-reported, could easily be cured by a simple device: a time machine. Roll back the calendar to 2009, revert to that year's costs of …

Loyalty oaths

According to thermodynamics, energy cannot be changed or destroyed. It changes states. Does this law of nature apply also to the loyalty oaths required of teachers?  Periods elapse when …

Teflon principals

Let sleeping dogs lie. Unless they're rabid and replicating. This applies to rogue school principals too. The Department of Education has a rock collection. Hiding under each specimen is a …

The Charter School Propaganda War

There's no rest for the insufferable. They don't take holidays.It's midway through the summer, but there's no time off for those who see it as their sacred mission to profane our public …

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